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Welcome to the Year 5 Swans Class page!

 

I hope everyone has had a fantastic Christmas and is ready for the start of the new term!

 

My name is Mr Twelftree and am the Year 5 class teacher. Your children will also be taught PE by Mr Chotalia and Mr Hodgson, as well as RE and Science by Mrs Morel.

 

Our PE days this term are Tuesday and Thursday but please ensure that PE kit remains in school throughout the week, as this is subject to change depending on the timetable.

 

This term, we are learning about Shakespeare, investigating his life and his work. Our topic for the first 2 weeks back is DT (cookery), in which we will be investigating food during the Elizabethan Era.

 

Please check this page regularly for updates and photos of the children engaging with their learning.

Christian Values

 

Our christian value this term is Courage.

 

Important Dates;

 

23.11.18 - Eisteddfod

Eisteddfod Poems: It is up to the children to find poems for this competition but the following two links may provide inspiration...

Week Commencing 11th February 2019

English

This week we will be carrying on with writing about settings and character descriptions using famous Shakespeare plays as our inspiration this week, particularly focusing on the dark nature of the witches and another similar character!

 

Guided Reading

Inference - Using key details from the text to support our answers (reading between the lines).

Comprehension

 

Maths

Our topic for this week will be fractions. We will be looking at equivalent fractions, converting mixed and improper fractions back and forth, and number sequences involving fractions. We will also be starting to do a times table test once a week to try and reinforce the children's knowledge, beginning with a baseline times table assessment on Monday, including both normal multiplication questions and inverse operations. Any times table practice that could be carried out at home would be greatly appreciated and very useful. Our next maths test will be on Thursday 14th February.

 

Topic - DT/Art

We will be evaluating our fantastic pasties from last week on Monday, before venturing into photography for art. We will be exploring the most effective methods of capturing quality photographs and will even get our hands on some more advanced equipment to try for ourselves.

Week Commencing 4th February 2019

English

This week we will be carrying on with writing about settings and character descriptions using famous Shakespeare plays as our inspiration.

 

Guided Reading

Inference - Using key details from the text to support our answers (reading between the lines).

Comprehension

 

Maths

Our topic for the next two weeks will be fractions. We will be looking at equivalent fractions, converting mixed and improper fractions back and forth, and number sequences involving fractions. We will also be starting to do a times table test once a week to try and reinforce the children's knowledge. Any times table practice that could be carried out at home would be greatly appreciated and very useful.

 

Topic - DT

We are carrying on with our cooking this week. We have looked at a modern day version of Tudor food and will be making our own this week.

Week Commencing 28th January 2019

English

This week we will be moving on to writing about settings and character descriptions using famous Shakespeare plays as our inspiration.

 

Guided Reading

Inference - Using key details from the text to support our answers (reading between the lines).

Comprehension

 

Maths

Our topic for the next two weeks will be fractions. We will be looking at equivalent fractions, converting mixed and improper fractions back and forth, and number sequences involving fractions. We will also be starting to do a times table test once a week to try and reinforce the children's knowledge. Any times table practice that could be carried out at home would be greatly appreciated and very useful.

 

Topic - DT

We are moving on to our next topic, cooking! We will be investigating what the Tudors ate and then making our own portable snacks that would have been suitable to take to the theatre.

Week Commencing 21st January 2019

English

This week we will be investigating and writing our own biographies of famous figures. We have been researching the life of Shakespeare and learning how to place life events in chronological order, building up to writing our own, short biographies for Andrew Lloyd Webber, or possibly another famous person from history that the children have an interest in. We will also be switching our grammar focus to direct and indirect speech for this week.

 

Guided Reading

Inference - Using key details from the text to support our answers (reading between the lines).

Comprehension

 

Maths

Our topic for this week will be division. We will be recapping known methods and using these to further our understanding and become more secure with them. Any times table practice that could be carried out at home would be greatly appreciated and very useful for this topic.

 

Topic - Music

We will be carrying on with our music topic this week. We will be listening to different genres of music from the Tudor era and thinking about how they make us feel and how music has evolved to the present day. We will also be using practical activities to allow the children to express themselves through their own pieces, building up to composing and performing their own pieces based on Macbeth.

Week Commencing 14th January 2019

English

This week we will be investigating and writing our own biographies of famous figures. We will be researching the life of Shakespeare and learning how to place life events in chronological order, building up to writing our own, short biographies for Andrew Lloyd Webber. We will also be switching our grammar focus to fronted adverbials, time connectives, active/passive voice and fact/opinion based statements.

 

Guided Reading

Inference - Using key details from the text to support our answers (reading between the lines).

Comprehension

 

Maths

Our topic for this week will be multiplication. We will be recapping known methods and using these to further our understanding and become more secure with them. Any times table practice that could be carried out at home would be greatly appreciated and very useful for this topic.

 

Topic - Music

We will be starting out music topic this week (NOT DT due to complications). We will be listening to different genres of music from the Tudor era and thinking about how they make us feel and how music has evolved to the present day. We will also be using practical activities to allow the children to express themselves through their own pieces.

 

Week Commencing 7th January 2019

Our topic this term is: Shakespeare

English

This term we will be investigating and writing our own biographies of famous figures. We will be researching the life of Shakespeare and learning how to place life events in chronological order, building up to writing our own, short biographies for Andrew Lloyd Webber. We will also be switching our grammar focus to fronted adverbials, time connectives, active/passive voice and fact/opinion based statements.

 

Guided Reading

 

Comprehension

 

Maths

Our topic for the next 2 weeks will be on multiplication and division.

 

Topic - DT

We will be looking at cookery for DT this term, researching common foods from the Elizabethan Era and devising a portable snack that someone would take to the theatre with them.

 

Homework and Spellings

 

Maths Homework

This will be administered on a fortnightly basis on a Monday, with the children expected to complete it by the Friday. Time will be allowed during the second week in class time to go through the homework and address all misconceptions. It is important that this homework is completed as it supplements and reinforces the learning done in class.

 

Spellings Homework

At the front of the child’s partnership book, there will be a list of spellings to show your child’s homework throughout the year. Each week, your child will have a new set of spellings to learn which are based upon a particular spelling rule. These spellings will be tested each Friday, meaning that the children will have a week to learn them. The learning of the spellings will be supported during the week through daily work and interventions where necessary. Scores from the tests on Fridays will be recorded in the partnership books. Practise makes perfect!

 

When practising spellings at home, ensure to explain the words in context to the children - e.g. The KNIGHT rode out to battle. This is very important for this week, as these are very common misconception words.

 

For next week (w/c 4th February) - These spellings will be tested at the end of the week as normal.

SPELLING RULE - WORDS THAT SOUND SIMILAR

1. I'll

2. complement

3. compliment

4. descent

5. dissent

6. desert

7. dessert

8. draft

9. draught

10. effect

11. affect

12. aisle

 

For next week (w/c 11th February) - These spellings will be tested at the end of the week as normal.

SPELLING RULE - WORDS THAT BEGIN WITH 'A'

1. accommodate

2. accompany

3. average

4. according

5. apparent

6. achieve

7. aggressive

8. amateur

9. available

10. ancient

11. appreciate

12. attached

Reading for Pleasure

Please ensure that reading takes place daily at home, as it is vitally important that the children develop these basic skills. Being able to read confidently (much like times tables for maths) underpin a lot of the learning that takes place in the class.

It is important to talk to the children about their reading to ensure they have understood the story and meaning of all the words.

STAR OF THE WEEK - Oli, for settling in fantastically to life at Bisham.

CLASS DOJO WINNER - Oli

HOT CHOCOLATE WINNER - Can

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